Delano, located about 30 miles north of Bakersfield, CA, has a semi-arid climate and is known the world over as “the table grape capital.”
While you’re in town, be sure to devote a day to gazing at 4,000 year old trees — the largest living organisms on earth — at Sequoia National Park. After your eyes have adjusted to these magnificent skyscrapers, give yourself ample time for caving, climbing, wildlife viewing and hiking.
The Bakersfield Sound, a genre of country music featuring guitars, steel drums and fiddles, originated in nearby Bakersfield and permeates every corner of Delano as well. Experience the music’s birthplace firsthand at historic venues throughout the city.
Have a history buff in the family? They’ll get their tidbit fix when they visit the Kern County Museum, which features more than 50 exhibits, including historic structures like a one-room schoolhouse and an original log cabin -- an all around fascinating look into life as it used to be, and a glimpse into the region’s oil-drilling heritage.
Take a drive 30 minutes north of Delano to see Allensworth, the first town founded and governed by African Americans more than a century ago. Today, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, known as the “Tuskegee of the West,” is a restored historic settlement included on the National Register of Historic Places. While at the 240-acre preserve, take a tour of the property’s nine restored buildings and stop by the visitor’s center to see a fascinating video presentation.
When you book a room at our hotels in Delano, you’ll feel good knowing you have a comfortable room and friendly staff waiting for you at day’s end. With world class amenities and cozy beds, you can kick back, relax, and make the most of your stay. Book with IHG today.